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Good Tragedy (is there such a thing...)

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Post #562071
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8:13 pm, Jul 20 2012
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I want a good tragedy. Meaning one in which the reason for the tragedy isn't stupid/forced and isn't just like random 'character dies just to make it sad!', but there are relationships built up so even if it is a random death it's still good! Is this making any sense? I just feel that some manga/books will add something to make the work sad but will fail on really making a compelling tragedy.

Now I enjoy a good tragedy every once in a while (To much tragedy can be hard to handle!) and these manga I've read have some good tragedy in them,

A Fairytale for the Demon Lord

Nabari no Ou

Orange (TAKANO Ichigo)- Well I haven't read THAT much off it, but it seems to be headed in the right direction...


Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan

Help? If I haven't explained myself well enough, just ask for better clarification.

Post #562074
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8:35 pm, Jul 20 2012
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A Cruel God Reigns
Oyasumi Punpun
Cross Game
Banana Fish
Moon Child

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Post #562078
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8:47 pm, Jul 20 2012
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Ah yes, that reminds me. Genre's I DON"T want.

adult/mature,ecchi, yaoi/yuri/shounen ai/shoujo ai,lolicon/shoutacon

Thank you Roughan for the suggestions, I've heard of pretty much all of those ones before and will look more into them!

Post #562079
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K-Indie ♥

8:49 pm, Jul 20 2012
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Usually I'm not really into tragedies while reading, but for me those within the storylines of Heaven's Door (HONGOU Ranko), Mugen no Juunin and Basilisk have been quite well handled.

Edit: The last two are actually tagged as mature, so I guess you can "ignore" them ... ^^"

"It's like love is a bonus in your life. Even without it, I'm just fine. I don't feel like pointlessly searching for it. You don't have to make yourself unhappy." (Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji)

"Why does it rain?" - "To create drama." (Drops (Andou Yuki))
Post #562081
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9:09 pm, Jul 20 2012
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1/11 try that

Post #562082
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9:18 pm, Jul 20 2012
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Hotaru no Mori - I think it's a one shot somewhere, but it's a sort of bittersweet tragic romance. Also the first short story of the Korean Nabi - where the girl is kidnapped by her father's enemies but makes friends with one of her captors, who wishes to be reincarnated as a tree... you'll understand when you read it lol.

Post #562085
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9:36 pm, Jul 20 2012
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Cross Game

"I'll shut your mouth~~~~~ with mine~~~"

Post #562086

9:45 pm, Jul 20 2012
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Mademoiselle Butterfly is amazing, I've reread it quite a few times ^^Short though, only 2 volumes, but really worth it.

Post #562092

11:15 pm, Jul 20 2012
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Cross Game was already mentioned, but you might want to check out Adachi Mitsuru's other works like H2 and Touch. He really likes to use death as a plot device for further development (in the case of Cross Game - and arguably Touch - he uses it to start the actual plot). He has a knack for not really blowing it out of proportion like others tend to, yet it's clear that the death plays a huge role in how the story develops.

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11:48 pm, Jul 20 2012
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Hana to Akuma fits in perfectly 10 volumes only
Chrono Crusade
Kare wa Tomodachi

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Nice desu ne

1:04 am, Jul 21 2012
Posts: 1129

A lollipop or a bullet

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Post #562103
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1:16 am, Jul 21 2012
Posts: 88

Little Queen
Kyou no Kira-kun maybe

Post #562106 - Reply to (#562102) by caozhi
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1:48 am, Jul 21 2012
Posts: 463

Quote from caozhi

Seconded. Also recommend Variante, done by the same artist.

Alive - The Final Evolution
20th Century Boys
Clover (Clamp)
Hotarubi no Mori E
Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna
Usotsuki Mi-kun to Kowareta Ma-chan Totteoki no Uso
Vampire Juujikai

...OK, I do not understand why Monster is marked mature, and 20th Century Boys/Pluto isn't. What.

And, I never realized how difficult it was to find a good tragedy that isn't mature (i.e. Bokurano, Gunslinger Girl, etc)... Well.

Post #562113
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2:35 am, Jul 21 2012
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!!! I have the PERFECT oneshot...
Mugen Dokei It's easily one of my favorites. So sad!! ;__;

Itsuka no Tsuki de Aimashou is another AMAZING (and of course tragic) one shot

also try Rec - Kimi ga Naita Hi sooo good, so sad D;


Post #562123

4:19 am, Jul 21 2012
Posts: 296

seconding solanin

final story in nanairo sekai
Perfect World (NAKAMURA Asumiko)
SxM (first story)

man...most of the best tragedies i know of are BL o_o;;

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